The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.
It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Funding for financial year 2018 to 2019
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
- £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.
Using the pupil premium effectively
The school uses the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) produced teaching and learning toolkit to help use the pupil premium effectively to support disadvantaged pupils.
EEF’s families of schools database has been used to ensure that good practice from similar schools has been taken in account. The EEF evaluation tool tis being used to help the schools measure the impact of the approaches they are using.
You can find information on schools that have been recognised for their successful use of the premium on the Pupil Premium Awards website.
Protocol for the spending of the Pupil Premium Grant
This protocol has been written by the governor responsible for the spending of pupil premium and head teacher after research and analysis into the best value use and areas of spend for the most impact. Documents such as the Sutton Trust Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit and the Ofsted Pupil Premium Analysis and Challenge tools for schools were used as part of the analysis, as well as looking at how other schools were using this grant. The following protocol has been developed to ensure that everyone in the school community has a good understanding of the order of spending of this ever increasing and significant amount of money. Analysis of the impact of the spending is completed Termly and is shared with the governors at their meetings.
The grant is used based on the barriers to learning that are identified across the school. Currently the school has identified specific groups so that the funding can be used in a much more bespoke way. Some children will be identified in more than one group. The groups are:
||The achievement of the children in this identified group is below that of non PP children.
|Raising aspiration Group
||This group of children have achievement and behaviours for learning are in line or above other non PP children.
||This group of children has an individual barrier to education caused by their Special Educational Needs.
||Attendance and/or Safeguarding concerns.
||Some parents find it more difficult to support their children at home.
||Ensuring that being disadvantaged does not stop children from have the experiences that other children have.
Grant order of use and Approach
1. Teacher Assistant
- Specific targeted support for small group tuition and early years intervention – Phonics
- Reading comprehension
- Maths problem solving
- Speaking and listening programs
- Any other area as identified through specific data analysis and teacher analysis of progress.
2. Equipment to support learning
- Specific equipment identified through data analysis e.g. Maths games for homework – increase parental involvement Literacy – reading system, book banded phonic books
3. Arts participation
- KS2 – whole class learning music instrument – Clarinet, flute or trumbone
- Theatre group visits to school – including pantomine
4. Enhancing education
If parents whose children are entitled to free school meals require help towards the costs of these activities, please talk to the head teacher before the event takes place for up to half funding eg
- KS2 residential
- Whole class educational visits
- After school activities
5. Widening experiences
- Transport to outside school activities including educational visits – for each class once per year.
- Day visits from people from different faith and community background to broaden children’s experience of the wider British cultural and religious family.
Please download the Ofsted Pupil Premium Report
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 say that maintained schools must publish certain information online relating to the pupil premium grant.
SchooIs must publish, in relation to the previous academic year:
- Details of how the pupil premium allocation was spent
- Information on the impact of that expenditure on eligible and other pupil
In relation to the current academic year, schools must publish:
- The amount of the school’s pupil premium allocation
- A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
- How the pupil premium allocation is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach
- How the school is to measure the impact and effect of its expenditure of the pupil premium allocation
- The date of the school’s next review of its pupil premium strategy
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Pupil Premium Funding 2014-2015
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Pupil Premium Funding 2018-2019